Darwin’s Legacy- Monday 2nd February 2009
The A-Level Study Day on Darwin’s Legacy will commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Darwin. In this session A-level students will explore Darwin’s theory of natural selection and how his theory changed the way scientists interpret the natural world. Through a series of lectures, debates and activities, pupils will utilise Museum collections to understand how evidence can support theories and will come face-to-face with practicing researchers at The University of Manchester.
The Applications of Genetics- Wednesday 4th February 2009
The Applications of Genetics will give A-level candidates hands-on practical experience in genetic investigations, as well as the opportunity to interact with practising scientists. Students will discover how the A-Level biology syllabus translates into real research and medical applications. This day will be run in association with the Faculty of Life Sciences and Nowgen.
Darwin’s Legacy and The Application of Genetics are funded jointly by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Children, Schools and Families as part of the Strategic Commissioning Programme for Museum and Gallery Education.